D-Link and Boxee bringing the 'Boxee Box' to your living room

Prepare your home entertainment system for the Boxee Box. (Cute name, or no?

Prepare your home entertainment system for the Boxee Box. (Cute name, or no?) Brought to you by Boxee and hardware partner D-Link, the hardware prototype was unveiled last night, and is scheduled to be in homes by the second quarter of 2010.

Using it's own free, open-source software, Boxee's new system will let you be able to turn your computer into a lively, Internet-connected media center with radio and HD video content.

The Boxee Beta blog has posted some screenshots of the latest version of their software so you get the picture, and here's an example:

The sort-of-cube-shaped device features HDMI, analog RCA audio, two USB ports, an SD card slot, ethernet connection and Wi-Fi. There will also be an RF remote included in the box. Buyers can get all that for $200.

More tech insiders will get a hands-on look on the Box at CES in Las Vegas next month, and the Beta version of the software will be available to the public at that time too. Any takers?